The iPhone – loved and lacking
Well over a year old, still full of bugs and shortcomings, but much loved by many – the iPhone is a testament to the power of the Apple brand. Here are some things that continue to frustrate –
- Texting is painfully slow. Waiting 10 secs to read a new text is ridiculous and defeats the instant nature of texting.
- It’s slow in general, like most smartphones. The first duty of a phone is to respond immediately at all times.
- You can’t delete, file or mark as ‘read’ email messages whilst offline – so no catching up on the plane.
- The web browser doesn’t seem to cache the pages you’ve visited, so going back a page usually means waiting for it to reload. And the browser crashes too often.
- The data connection dies from time to time – you need to go in & out of airplane mode to reconnect it.
- It’s fussy about which wireless networks it connects to.
- You can’t copy and paste.
- You can’t forward large attachments without downloading them first.
- It’s poor for reading html emails – it doesn’t wrap lines of text and doesn’t let you rotate the view on email.
And you can’t use it around children – they know it’s great for games and wasted on adults, and even seven year olds can work it out in seconds.